A school proprietor Babatunde Ibitoye has been sentenced to serve a 10-year jail term for raping a 10-year old pupil of his school in 2013.
Justice Toyin Abodunde of an Ado Ekiti High court delivered the judgment last Tuesday, saying she agrees with the evidence and has been able to prove beyond reasonable doubt that the accused sexually abused the girl.
The judge said, “The fact that the defendant was caught pants down was suffice to prove that the accused person committed the offence contrary to section 31(c)of the Ekiti State Child Rights Law 2013 and he is hereby sentenced to ten years imprisonment without option of fine.”
Babatunde is the owner of God’s Grace Nursery and Primary School at Fayemi Market, Agric Olope Area, Ajilosun in Ado Ekiti.
He was said to have committed the offence on June 10th, 2013.